- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine psychiatric hospital patient has pleaded guilty in a series of assaults that happened in 2014 at the hospital.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Pte7W9 ) 32-year-old Arlene Edson entered her guilty pleas to four assault charges through her attorney on Tuesday in Augusta. She was fined $300. The assaults happened Nov. 27 to Dec. 11, 2014.

Edson is suing the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta over a 2013 incident in which she was pepper-sprayed and restrained by a worker.

Documents say Edson was pepper-sprayed and restrained by a correctional officer Dec. 2, 2013 after having a verbal run-in with a nurse. Investigators said employees then covered up the incident by filing misleading reports about what happened.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/


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